Integrating Earth Observations to Support Malaria Risk Monitoring in the Amazon

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An enhanced EO-derived information system can be applied to operational risk monitoring and early warning in the Amazon. B.F. Zaitchik1, B.J. Feingold2, D. Valle3, W.K. Pan2 1 Earth and Planetary Sciences, Johns Hopkins University 2Nicholas School of the Environment and the Duke Global Health Initiative, Duke University 3University Program in Ecology, Duke University Malaria is a vector-borne disease that is … Read More

Leveraging the Climate for Improved Malaria Control in Tanzania

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This article introduces the latest tools and services piloted by the Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA), with technical support from the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), in service to the national health community. A project called ‰ÛÏEnhancing National Climate Services‰Û (ENACTS) has been implemented in Tanzania with focus on users from the public health community.

View from space: Drier California this January

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Originally Published by Earth Sky – 2013 was a dry year for California, but it has nothing on 2014 so far. January is on track to be California’s driest on record, and since the state receives half of its precipitation between December and February, it appears that the 2013-2014 water year could be the driest on record too.

Reflecting on Earth’s albedo

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Originally Published by ESA– The amount of sunlight being absorbed or reflected by Earth is one of the driving forces for weather and climate. Satellites are providing this information with unprecedented accuracy.